3 reasons JK Dobbins is primed to breakout for Baltimore Ravens

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1. J.K. Dobbins finished 2023 efficient for the Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins was returning from a severe knee injury that took a long recovery route. However, you could tall that right around the 50-carry mark, he started to really improve.

Once Dobbins found his footing he took off and finished the season strong. In fact, he was one of the most efficient running backs in the NFL last season. He finished third in first down rate among backs with 100 rushes behind just Cordarelle Patterson and Josh Jacobs. Also, he was fifth in breakaway run rate behind Kenyan Drake, Tony Pollard, Ken Walker, and James Cook.

So, he was churning out yards and moving the sticks, but he was also hitting the big ones. This is impressive, especially because as you can see, in his first 20 carries, he looked like he was running with a leg brace. It took him a week or two to get used to running again and a few more games to get that second gear. However, once he got that down he was back to being one of the best running backs in the NFL. Considering this was still close to him being back to 100% and he has a full offseason to get better, he could end up first in a lot of those categories.

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Now, there is no reason to think that he will do anything but continue this, especially when you factor in the improved offense and line.